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Join & Give

The Chester Art Centre got it's start thanks to a community of Chester volunteers and residents. This dedicated community of artists, volunteers, donors and sponsors continues to help us reach new heights every year. Together, we can bring life, colour and vibrancy to our community through art. 

Thank you for your support!

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Are you an artist?
Find out how to get involved!

  • Our fall programming is currently full, but please send us an email with a general course outline and preferred dates so we can add you to next season's program!
  • Learn how to apply for our Artist in Residence program, so you can live and create right here in Chester!

  • Our exhibition schedule for 2022-2023 is complete, but we welcome proposals for 2024 until October 1, 2022. We would love to hear from you!



At the Chester Art Centre, we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, so you can find the way to get involved that suits you best!

Gallery Attendant

  • A perfect job for lovers of art and a calm environment; spend some time surrounded by stunning artwork, greet guests and chat about art!

  • The CAC Gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm, and we divide each day into two hour shifts: 10AM-12PM, 12PM-2PM and 2PM-4PM. We are always flexible, so feel free to request longer or shorter shifts!

  • Send us an email and we'll add you to our volunteer contact list. We'll email or call you when we have spots available.

Festival/event volunteer

  • At the Chester Art Centre, we hope to engage the community and grow our local art scene through community events, fundraisers and festivals. Help us build a more creative community and, most importantly, have fun with us!​

  • Volunteering at a CAC event could involved helping with set-up and take-down, helping man a kiosk or art activity, sell tickets, man the bar, greeting guests, and generally offering an extra set of helping hands.

  • Send us an email and we'll add you to our volunteer contact list. We'll email or call you when we are preparing for our next event!

Community Program Volunteer

  • We are looking for someone to put on free art activities for the community on Sundays from 1-3pm. We would supply all the materials and work space, you could help come up with an art activity activity and offer a demonstration to guests. 

  • We are looking for a volunteer to host Open Studio sessions. Every other Thursday, we open up the CAC Annex for Open Studio sessions where you can bring your own materials and projects to work in the company of other artists. Hosting an Open Studio session would just entail working on an art project at the annex from 9:30am-3:30pm, greeting other participants and creating alongside one another. 

  • Send us an email if you're interested in taking on a leadership role and helping out with our community programs.

Interested in joining the CAC Board?
We want to hear from you!

We are lucky to have a full board of directors, but we are always happy to have people get involved. Send us an email to let us know you're interested.

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